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Tarantulas for Beginners: The Easiest 11 Species to Care For

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Are you considering getting a tarantula as your first pet spider? If so, you’re in luck – there are a number of species that make good beginner pets. In this blog post, we will discuss the easiest tarantula species to care for.

Tarantulas are generally easy to care for, but some species are easier than others. The following 11 tarantula species are the easiest to care for, and make good beginner pets:

Chilean rose hair tarantula (Grammostola rosea)

Chilean rose hairs are one of the most popular pet tarantulas, and for good reason. They are hardy, docile spiders that are relatively easy to care for. Chilean rose hairs can reach a leg span of up to eight inches, making them a mid-sized spider. They are also one of the more affordable tarantula species, so they are a good choice for budget-minded beginners.

Mexican redknee tarantula (Brachypelma smithi)

The Mexican redknee is another popular beginner tarantula. Like Chilean rose hairs, they are docile spiders that are relatively easy to care for. Mexican redknees can reach a leg span of up to six inches, making them a mid-sized spider. They are also one of the more affordable tarantula species, so they are a good choice for budget-minded beginners.

Togo starburst tarantula (Psalmopoeus irminia)

The Togo starburst is another beautiful spider with brightly colored legs. They are a bit more delicate than Chilean rose hairs and Mexican redknees, so they may not be the best choice for true beginners. However, if you have some experience with pet spiders, the Togo starburst can make a beautiful and unique addition to your collection. They can reach a leg span of up to eight inches.

Venezuelan suntiger tarantula (Psalmopoeus pulcher)

The Venezuelan suntiger is another beautiful spider with brightly colored legs. They are a bit more delicate than Chilean rose hairs and Mexican redknees, so they may not be the best choice for true beginners. However, if you have some experience with pet spiders, the Venezuelan suntiger can make a beautiful and unique addition to your collection. They can reach a leg span of up to eight inches.

Costa Rican zebra tarantula (Aphonopelma seemani)

One of the most popular tarantula species among beginners. They are hardy spiders that can be easy to care for, and they are also docile in nature. Costa Rican zebra tarantulas typically grow to be about six inches in size, making them a good mid-sized option. You can usually find Costa Rican zebra tarantulas for sale at most reptile shops.

Ecuadorian salmon pink tarantula (Lasiodora parahybana)

One of the largest tarantula species, reaching up to 11 inches in leg span. Despite their large size, they are relatively docile and easy to care for. Ecuadorian salmon pink tarantulas are native to Ecuador, Peru, and Brazil. In the wild, they can be found living in rainforests, near rivers and streams.

Ecuadorian salmon pink tarantulas are available from most reptile shops. They should be kept in an enclosure that is at least 18x18x24 inches, with a layer of substrate that is at least four inches deep. Ecuadorian salmon pink tarantulas should be provided with a hiding place, such as a coconut husk or a piece of bark. They should also be provided with a water dish. Ecuadorian salmon pink tarantulas typically eat crickets, grasshoppers, and other small insects.

Guatemalan fireleg tarantula (Brachypelma auratum)

These spiders are mid-sized, docile, and easy to care for. Most Guatemalan fireleg tarantulas can be sourced from reptile shops with ease. If you’re looking for a beginner-friendly tarantula, this is a great option!

Honduran curlyhair tarantula (Brachypelma albopilosum)

This spider is docile and easy to care for, and it can be sourced from most reptile shops. Honduran curlyhair tarantulas are mid-sized, reaching a maximum size of about six inches. They are also relatively long-lived, with a lifespan of 20 years or more.

Nicaraguan redrump tarantula (Bunus schmideli)

They are mid-sized, docile, and easy to find in most reptile shops. Nicaraguan redrump tarantulas generally do not require much care – simply provide them with a suitable enclosure, food, and water, and they will be happy.

Panama blond tarantula (Grammostola pulchripes)

They are docile and typically stay on the ground, making them easy to handle. Panama blond tarantulas also do not need a lot of space, so they can be kept in a smaller enclosure. If you’re looking for an easy-to-care-for pet tarantula, the Panama blond tarantula is a good choice.

Peru greenbottle blue tarantula (Chromatopelma cyaneopubescens)

They are docile and easy to care for, and they stay relatively small (about four inches). Peru greenbottle blue tarantulas are also one of the most beautiful tarantula species, with their vibrant blue legs and abdomen.

There you have it – the eleven easiest tarantula species to care for! If you’re thinking about getting a pet spider, any of these species would make a good choice. Do some research to find out which one is the best fit for you and your lifestyle.